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Books and materials relating to the applied arts prior to 1918; their use in architecture & interior design; the design of handworked and manufactured objects including: ceramics, metalwork, wood, jewelry, textiles, glass, furniture, graphics, clocks & watches, toys, leather, etc.

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Sheldon, George William, Arnold Lewis, James Turner & Steven McQuillin, The Opulent Interiors of the Gilded Age, New York, Dover, 1987, first edition, lg 4to (9" x 12"), SB, white & gray paper wraps w/ black titles & photo illus, VG / none. Edgeworn, extremities bumped.

192 pp. 203 b&w photo illustrations. A republication of the title Artistic Houses in 1883-1884. With an alphabetical list of plates and extensive captions.

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"Sold only by subscription in a limited edition[Artistic Houses], it comprised 203 photographs of the interiors of homes of the well-to-do, with a flattering text that called attention to the woodwork, wall coverings, color schemes and other aspects of interior decor....This volume retains all the photographs presented in the original two-volume work; the text, however, has been replaced with one specially written for this edition. In addition to an introductory essay on the social and esthetic [sic] trends of the period, extensive captions for each plate include most of the valuable information in Sheldon's descriptions plus biographical comments on the house owners and their families, comments on paintings and sculptures displayed, present condition of the houses, and locations."

Photos of the homes of U.S. Grant, Hamilton Fish, Henry Villard (now part of the Helmsley Palace Hotel), William H. Vanderbilt, J. Pierpont Morgan, Marshall Field, et al.    [Book ID # 2020]


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